Further education placements

Please note,?all placements are cancelled until further notice in light of the Government’s latest Covid-19 advice on social distancing.

Animal husbandry work placements

At the Scottish SPCA we are always delighted to accommodate work placements for students studying towards a career in animal welfare.

As the applications we receive far outnumber available places, priority will be given to college and university students studying or living in locations within reasonable travelling distance of our Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centres throughout Scotland.

Students must be studying towards an animal care or veterinary-related qualification.

Work placements can be tailored in duration to suit the needs of your course. You should provide us, if possible, with details of the specific learning outcomes of the placement you are looking for.

Our animal husbandry work experience placements take place in the following Animal Rehoming Centre locations:

Animal husbandry placement areas


Students of veterinary medicine

In the first and second years of your degree you may require experience of working with specific types of animals e.g. small mammals. These placements would normally take place in our Rescue and Rehoming Centres across Scotland and can be applied for in the same way as our animal husbandry work placements. Please click here to apply.

Other work placements

We may be able to accommodate work placements on an ad hoc basis in the following areas -

  • Communications and Engagement
  • Fundraising and Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Office Reception

These placements would take place at our Scottish SPCA headquarters in Halbeath, Dunfermline. Please enquire here.

It is helpful if you could give us as much notice as possible of your required dates and specific learning outcomes